By Julian Pecquet - 11/07/12 03:08 AM EST
President Obama had a 68 percent share of the Jewish vote, according to national exit polls Tuesday evening — 10 points less than his share four years ago.
The early results suggest Republicans' barrage of criticism about the president's commitment to Israel have had an effect. In the crucial swing state of Florida, which remained too close to call late Tuesday evening, the president's share of the Jewish vote was lower than the national average, at 66 percent.
Democrats for their part have spent the campaign saying the administration has given unprecedented military aid to Israel and assembled an international coalition for sanctions against Iran.